Monday, 19 September 2011

fare thee well friend

Nearly time for Rob Lion of Royal surfboards to wave goodbye to our windswept shores and resume life on the other side of the pond. Opinionated, experimental but a thinker with a passionate surfing heart, although our pathes have crossed only occasionally in a physical sense, each time has been a pleasure and Rob's company is something i always look forward to. Sadly i didn't make it down to the fish fry last weekend, sounds like i missed a great day as well as the chance to say farewell in person!

Good bye and good luck Rob, hope all goes well for you. Make sure you stay in touch!


Thos said...

Rob's boards have always looked like they have an immaculate balance of inventiveness, artistry and functionality. The grey/rosey 'Post Modern Twinzer' of his at the Fish Fry was the board that stuck as the one I'd have liked to try the most. As a surfboard craftsman he'll leave a gaping hole in this country's custom surfboard production - especially as an innovative, bleeding-edge member of the surfy-vanguard.

His boards truly embody the word 'custom' and everything wonderful that it means.

John said...

Couldn't agree more. I can't wait to see what he'll be producing Stateside and who's head he turns!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the shout CP, Thos and John!

Hope the UK is treating you well, and you're all getting some waves!

We'll see what happens..

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